ARES Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees/Continuing Education Scholarship in Europe for International Students 2024

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  • Coverage Type: Fully Funded

Applications are invited from interested and eligible applicants for the 2024 Europe Scholarship in Europe for International Students.

On this page, you will find the ARES Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees/Continuing Education Scholarship 2024 details, eligibility, requirements, how to apply, deadline, and more.

Scholarship Description

The ARES Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees/Continuing Education Scholarship offers you the opportunity to follow a one-year advanced bachelor’s or master’s degree program or a 2-to-6-month continuing education program within a higher education institution of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation in Belgium.

The Scholarship is open for nationals of developing countries with higher education degree or professional experience that would you like to deepen your skills in a development-related topic.

Scholarship Details:

Within the framework of the ARES 2024-2025 cooperation program, three types of training are offered through the international training scholarships:

  • Advanced bachelor’s and master’s degrees are inter-institutional training programmes organised in one academic year and at the end of which an academic degree is awarded.
  • Continuing education programs are more practical and of shorter duration (2 to 6 months). They deliver a certificate.

Scholarship Requirements:

In order to be eligible, the applicant must:

  1. Be national, reside and work in one of the following countries: Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Peru, Philippines, Republic of Guinea (Conakry), Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.
  2. Hold a diploma comparable to a graduate level degree (300 credits ECTS) from Belgian university studies for advanced masters and countinuing education courses (equivalent to Bac+5); Hold a diploma comparable to a undergraduate level degree (180 credits ECTS) for advanced bachelors (equivalent to Bac+3). The candidate must have held the relevant academic degree for a maximum of 20 years at the time of the start of the course. This maximum period is increased by one year by childbirth and/or adoption.
  3. Possess relevant professional experience in a ARES partner country of at least two years after graduate studies for advanced bachelors, after postgraduate studies for advanced masters and countinuing education courses.
  4. Complete the application in the language in which the training is given and can attest a good written and spoken knowledge of it. Moreover, knowing a minimum of French allows for a good integration into daily life in Belgium.
  5. Apply for only one training course.

Scholarship Duration and Reward

Each year, The ARES awards an average of 130 scholarships Master’s and Bachelor’s scholarship and 70 Countinuing education scholarships to nationals of its partner countries.

The scholarships covers international travel costs, living allowance, exceptional costs related to visa applications and insurance costs.

Required Documents

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • 2 letters of recommendation (academic and/or professional);
  • Certified copies of the original diplomas;
  • Certified copies of the original transcripts for all years;
  • Proof of occupation for the last 5 years;
  • Certificate of nationality or copy of passport;
  • Pre-project (for certain courses – see the admission conditions specific to the courses).

Scholarship Notification 2024

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